Returning Student

I previously attended Riverland and earned one or more credits. I would like to return after a break in enrollment.


1. Apply

  • If it has been 5 or more years since you last attended Riverland, please complete the Riverland application
  • If it has been less than 5 years – fill out an intent to return form *once we receive this you will receive an acceptance letter with your next steps.

2. Send Riverland your College Transcripts

If you have not attended any college/university other than Riverland, continue to step 

3. Apply for Financial Aid at

4. Assessment

If you did not successfully complete Freshman English or your Accuplacer Reading scores are over 3 years old you will need to retake the accuplacer.

If you need to take an assessment, Riverland offers the Accuplacer on campus - register by clicking here.

5. Online Orientation

All New Students are required to complete the Online Orientation prior to setting up your Advising and Registration Appointment. You'll receive the link to Online Orientation in your acceptance letter.

6. Advising & Registration Appointment

You will be instructed to set up your Advising & Registration Appointment with your assigned advisor at the end of Online Orientation. You will register for classes at your Advising and Registration Appointment.

7. Apply for Riverland Scholarships

8. Buy your books at the Riverland Bookstore

9. Pay your tuition on time, view tuition due dates

Need Assistance?

Contact Taylor or see an Academic Advisor at the Austin, Albert Lea, or Owatonna campuses.

Phone: 507-433-0600
Text: 507-440-4236

Frequently Asked Questions